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Bedford Preparatory School Boys-U13A vs  IAPS Finals
On: Saturday, 12 Jan 2019
Venue: Away

It was another hugely successful day for the Badminton Squad at the IAPS National Badminton Finals. BPS had won the competition the previous 2 years so it was down to the new pairing of Alex Lamb and Krishnan Nair to defend the title. In a very competitive group of 7 teams the boys performed well improving with every game as they finished 2nd in their group having won 5 games and lost just one to a very strong pairing from Bickley Park. As a result of finishing 2nd they faced 4th from the other group which were Davenies School which they won this comfortably 21-5. This set up a rematch with Bickley Park for a place in the final. Both Alex and Krishnan were outstanding and worked out from the mistakes of the first game how they were going to win and pleasingly they executed the plan to perfection. A fast start meant that Bickley could never catch up and the BPS pair won the match 21-13 to set up a 3 set final with York House. The final was won comfortably in 2 sets as the agility of Krishnan and the wonderful touch all around the court from Alex was too much for the York House team. The character and determination they showed to win this competition was inspiring and they were a real advert of everything were are trying to promote at BPS. Both Alex and Krishnan are U12 so will get the opportunity next year to defend their title.

Well Done also to Luke Langridge and Abhimanyu Tyagi for representing BPS at the tournament.

Since we have entered the tournament we have had the following success in this competition:

2019 - U13 Winners

2018 - U13 Winners & U13 Runners Up (all BPS Final)

2017 - U13 Winners

2016 - U13 Runners Up & U11 Winners

2015 - U13 Winners & U11 Runners Up

2014 - U13 Winners & U13 Runners Up (all BPS Final)

2013 - U11 Plate Winners

2012 - U13 Runners Up / U11 Plate Winners

2011 - U13 Runners Up

2010 - U13 Semi Finals